Young Adult

A choice of four hands-on writing workshops for young adults, plus an event with local author Angus Rorison.

Telling Stories Through Characters, 12.30–1.30pm: Great stories need compelling characters. Create an exciting, fully formed character to drive the plot and hook the reader. With Carina Buckley.

Poetry and Climate Change, 2–3pm: Poetry workshop on global issues, with Julian Bishop

Dr Who, 3.30–4.30pm: Create new planets and aliens in this year’s Doctor Who workshop. Join Doctor Who audio dramawriter AK Benedict for an hour of invention and timey-wimey shenanigans.

The 10 Golden Rules of Comics, 5–6pm: Comics writer Guy Adams has called on some of the biggest names in the industry to present their 10 vital rules in making comics. Put their tips into action by writing your own comics strip.

The Uninvited Guest, 6.30–7.30pm: Local author Angus Rorison’s dark comedy full of eccentric characters, a made-up kingdom, a humongous chef, a ghost – and a few musical tunes thrown into the mix.


Day pass £5 to all young adult events in the Alexander Centre.

*Ticket is subject to booking fee

All children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult at events. Note: accompanying adults do not need to purchase a ticket.